GOP Rep. Lauren Boebert Sets Off Capitol Metal Detector, Refuses To Have Bag Searched

Last week, Rep. Lauren Boebert (R-Colorado) refused to have her bag searched when it set off metal detectors at the Capitol building. Boebert is a gun rights activist and the co-chair of the Second Amendment caucus, which supports expanding gun accessibility to civilians. While Boebert refused to have her bag searched by Capitol police and did not say if she was carrying a firearm in her bag, she later wrote in a Twitter message, “I am legally permitted to carry my firearm in Washington, D.C. and within the Capitol complex.” She called the enhanced Capitol security measures a “stunt” orchestra…

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